USA/FLORIDA AUTHOR: DEBORAH McCARRAGHER

About the Author:

Deborah McCarragher began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior in 1989. She enjoys using her spiritual gifts of encouragement and teaching in her home church.  Deborah served on the board of a local intercessory prayer ministry, and has been active in her local church and various women’s bible studies for several years.  She is also a small business owner for over 25 years and formed Alabaster Box Publishing several years ago as a vehicle for producing and promoting her Christian writing projects.  She and her husband have one married son serving in the U.S. military. They reside in northeast Florida.

Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her book.  Deborah has a Christian Blog for women at http://www.Godmissionpossible.blogspot.com .

About the Book:

Women, are you in an unequally-yoked marriage?  Are you tired of attending church alone? Do you yearn for a relationship with your husband that’s spiritually satisfying?  You can influence your home for Christ even within a spiritually mismatched marriage.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to stand in the gap for your mate’s soul. This small book is a powerful tool for any woman who is married to a man who does not share her passion for Jesus. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.

Everyone has at least ONE friend who needs this book! In Mission Possible you will:
— Discover how to believe with radical faith for your spouse’s salvation.
— Learn the secret to “staying the course” while you wait for your promise.
— Find out why many women don’t like to share their “secret sorrow”.
— Overcome your own fears and doubts about your husband’s future with God.
— Join other women in the knowledge that God has a perfect plan of unity for you and your spouse.

“Mission Possible” was awarded the 2010 Gold Seal Best Book in the Christian Non-Fiction category on Readers Favorite.

“For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy…For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband whether you will save your wife?”   I Corinthians 7:14, 16

What Others Are Saying:

If you husband is unsaved, take heart. A man is most likely to be led to faith in Christ by their believing wife. The sacred Scriptures are not silent concerning your role as a believing wife with your unsaved husband. Deborah, has in Mission Possible , expounded scriptures to encourage women to believe God with a radical faith for the salvation of their spouse. She helps women fulfill their role in the marriage for the salvation of their mate. Give Mission Possible to any lady praying for the salvation of her husband.

In Jesus, Scott Yirka, Pastor/Teacher. Hibernia Baptist Church Green Cove Springs, FL

A brief outline of this book is best described by the author: “This book will serve to encourage your heart, strengthen your soul, and stretch your faith.”  Mission Possible is a detailed, scripturally based boot-camp for the believing spouse on a new Godly mission – to be a testimony and a representative of Jesus to your husband. Deborah McCarragher’s experience and energy presents the Word of God to edify and instruct on prayer, pitfalls and priorities.

I highly recommend this paperback book for individual or women’s group Bible study. For those using an E-book, Mission Possible is very well formatted for the E-book format with easy chapter navigation.

L. Brandau

Where to Buy Mission Possible:

You can purchase Mission Possible (paperback) on the author’s website at:  http://www.Alabasterboxpublishing.com or on Amazon.com

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FLORIDA/USA AUTHOR: PAULETTE HARPER JOHNSON

About the Author

A sought after speaker, certified life coach, minister and author. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Paulette’s desire is to motive women to reach their God given potential through conferences, workshops and seminars. As a writing coach, Paulette is the visionary behind “Write Now” (releasing the word in you) literary workshops designed to coach aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development and publication of Christian books.

Paulette has authored such books as That Was Then, This Is Now , This Broken Vessel Restored. She is the co-author of Victorious Living for Women and just released Victorious Living for Moms.

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About the Book

In her well-written, resource-filled guide, Harper provides readers with practical and biblically-based solutions to overcome everyday problems. Completely Whole features prayers, meditations, and powerful scripture passages to allow readers to interact with the text and to apply it to their own lives. Harper uses personal experiences and biblical principles to place readers on a path to be in connection with God. This life-changing book will help readers to transform their spirit, soul, and body through Jesus Christ, so they can live a life of peace, joy, and fulfillment.

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What others are saying:

Author Harper is to be commended for the useful compilation of thoughtful chapters, application of scripture and use of her personal experiences to assist the reader(s) in their quest for spiritual wholeness.  Whether you are at a crossroad of your life or seeking to strengthen your walk with Christ, you will find valuable inspiration, encouragement and most of all, assurance that by choice you can become COMPLETELY WHOLE.

Dr. Linda Beed, Author

COMPLETELY WHOLE” is a guide one can refer to over and over again during times of need. Ms. Harper’s grasp of real life and her method of dealing with these situations truly make this guide a learning tool that can be used over and over again.

Tamarra Bryant, Literary Wonders Reviews

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US AUTHOR EDDIE SNIPES – PRESIDENT of CHRISTIAN AUTHORS GUILD.

April 12 2011 is the official release of I Called Him Dancer, by Eddie Snipes.

As part of the launch, GES Publishing will be giving away books, Amazon gift cards, and a Kindle 3 wifi. Register for the gifts at eddiesnipes.com.

No purchase necessary.

About the author:

Eddie Snipes is president of the Christian Authors Guild (www.christianauthorsguild.org) and founder of Exchanged Life Discipleship (www.exchangedlife.com). His writing began as a ministry that produced Bible studies for a local prison. Over the last decade, he has written hundreds of studies and is a contributor to several online sites including OnePlace.com.

Eddie is a member of the Atlanta Writers Club, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Christian Authors Guild. He has won five writing contests for flash fiction, short stories, and creative non-fiction.

In 2011 his first novel, I Called Him Dancer, was released. He has two other books in the process of being published.

Watch for an upcoming release called Simple Faith.

About the book:

For a moment, Michael danced on top of the world, but one bad choice turned his life upside down. The once promising Broadway star now washes windows for tips and lives among the homeless. When his former dance partner recognizes him behind the fray of whiskers, shame drives him away from her. Angry at God and the world, the Dancer refuses to allow anyone into his life.

When everything is stripped away, three things remain: faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these is love. I Called Him Dancer is a story about how one woman’s enduring faith and unconditional love drives her to reach out to a homeless man who has given up on life.

What readers are saying:

This book is a page turner from cover to cover, Eddie makes you feel like you actually know the characters in his book. – B. Tillman, OR.

Almost too good to put into words. …you’ll find yourself saying, “Just one more chapter”. K. McNabney, IL

This book is a must read. Through this book the reader will learn about true love and the power it holds.  T. Franklin, TX

I loved this book from cover to cover, the author makes you feel like you actually know the characters in his book. T. Webster, VA

REMEMBER:

April 12 2011 is the official release of I Called Him Dancer, by Eddie Snipes.

As part of the launch, GES Publishing will be giving away books, Amazon gift cards, and a Kindle 3 wifi. Register for the gifts at eddiesnipes.com. No purchase necessary.

Places to rate the book:

Amazon:

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Barnes and Noble

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Good Reads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10685745-i-called-him-dancer

Google Books:

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US/NEBRASKAN AUTHOR: LOREE PEERY.

Bio: A lifelong Nebraskan who has lived in the country most of her life, LoRee Peery lives a busy life. She’s involved in the lives of her grandchildren, sings in choir, and loves contact through women’s ministries in her local church. LoRee, an overcomer, has been married 37 years, and considers herself blessed.

Redeeming grace with a sense of place www.loreepeery.com

‘Rainn on My Parade’ – coming April 1.

About the book:

Geneva dedicates her life to Frivolities, her first chance for personal fulfillment. Rainn has custodial care of his autistic niece, and leans on Geneva for help. Does she have room for her innovative business, and a relationship with a younger man that includes a motherless child with special needs?

After firefighter Rainn Harris rescues Geneva Carson from being stuck in a tree, she feels she owes him. Helping to care for his autistic niece comes easy, but her attraction to Rainn is a different story. Being drawn to a man twelve years her junior metes internal havoc as Geneva attempts to balance responsibility and personal fulfillment. And the prospect of becoming a middle-aged mom to a special-needs child sends Geneva into a tailspin of conflicting emotions.

As the custodial parent for his young niece, Rainn is determined to be a better parent than his absentee sister. When Geneva agrees to help care for Mia, Rainn is overjoyed. He admires Geneva ’s compassion and enthusiasm for life, and expects she’ll be a positive influence on Mia. What he doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the beautiful and vital woman. But Geneva ’s hung up on their age difference, and he must convince her of his sincerity before they will ever have a chance at happiness together.

As tension threatens to pull them apart, both must learn to rely on the Lord to direct their futures—whether that means two lives joined or paths in opposite directions.

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Thank you.

In Him,

Loree.

Redeeming grace with a sense of place
www.loreepeery.com
‘Rainn on My Parade’ coming April 1.

FRENCH AUTHOR: SANA EDOJA.

About SANA EDOJA:

Born in the south of France as the eldest of a family of five children, Sana’s origins are French and Moroccan. From the age of thirteen, her favourite hobby was writing French poems and songs.

Sana initially pursued a degree in business administration, but a few years later developed a strong desire to sing.  Unfortunately, circumstances didn’t allow her to pursue this promising career.

In 1995, she came to the United Kingdom to improve her English. Struggling to make a living while in the UK, her life turned around when she believed and was baptized into Christ Jesus, confessing Him as her Lord and Saviour. She saw the power of God at work in her life.

It was this experience that motivated her to write this first book “Knowing God”, which Sana believes will help those who are seeking God to get a better understanding of the riches of the Kingdom of God.

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“Knowing God” can be challenging in the world we are living in today, especially with the circumstances of life shown to us by the media.

I have written this book with the clear intention and determination to help those who are looking for the truth to have a better understanding of God as the Bible intends.

There is nothing more beautiful and exciting than having a wonderful relationship with our loving God.  His powerful Word promises us that if we seek Him, we will find Him.

“You will seek Me and find Me; when you seek Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

My personal experience with God motivated me to share with you what God has revealed to me about His character.

I will also share with you how you can develop a personal relationship with a wonderful Saviour; how your needs can be met and how you can live in righteousness through the power of the Word of God in a practical and conventional way.

I pray that this book will be a source of encouragement and enlightenment to those who are seeking God and want to know Him in a much deeper way.

May God bless you all.

Sana Edoja

Bloghttp://sanaedoja.wordpress.com/home-page-my-book-called-knowing-god

US AUTHOR: STACY A. PADULA.

BOOK LAUNCH 2 MARCH 2011:
WIN PRIZES!

Everyone who purchases When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy A. Padula on March 2, 2011 will receive free gifts & be entered into a drawing to win prizes that include Red Sox tickets, gift certificates, movie tickets, & more!

What is Montgomery Lake High?

Montgomery Lake High is a realistic, young adult fiction book series that wrestles with the topics of bullying, peer pressure, self-acceptance, substance abuse, recovery, faith, and other social issues. Stacy Padula wrote The Right Person and When Darkness Tries to Hidein hope “that these books will help prepare pre-teens and teens for high school—the peer pressure, temptations, and harsh battle between gaining social acceptance and discovering who you are.”Montgomery Lake High boldly faces the reality that high school is NOT a musical, and often a social war-zone. It has been labeled as a series that will “hit home with many teens looking for answers.”
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As a special thank you, for each Montgomery Lake High book you purchase on March 2, 2011 on Amazon.com your name will be entered once into a drawing. There is no limit to the amount of times your name can be entered. The drawing will take place on March 3, 2011. All winners will be notified within 24 hours.  To purchase When Darkness Tries to Hide on sale for $10.35 ($5.99 on Kindle) click here.

Prizes include:

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In support of the Montgomery Lake High book series, other published authors are giving away electronic copies of their books, sample chapters, or other gifts, to thank everyone who purchases When Darkness Tries to Hide during today’s launch. Free gifts include:
The Donkey and the King

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My Mother the Man Eater

By Tracy Krauss
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The Spiders Must Die

By Lisa Lickel
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Shoot the Wounded

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Wisdom: A Commentary on King Solomon’s Proverbs

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How to Participate:

1.      Purchase When Darkness Tries to Hide on Wednesday March 2nd at Amazon.com.

2.     Email your Amazon.com order# to: stacy.padula@montgomerylakehigh.com or fill out the form on http://montgomerylake.wordpress.com/book-launch/ to enter the complimentary drawing

3.     Your name will be entered into the drawing once for each book you purchase. Eligible purchases include both When Darkness Tries to Hide and The Right Person, in printed or Kindle editions.

Thank you for your support of the ‘Montgomery Lake High’ book series by Stacy A. Padula!

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An Interview with STACY A. PADULA: Author of When Darkness Tries to Hide and The Right Person.

Q: How did you become interested in writing?

A: I wrote my first book when I was in Kindergarten; it was a short story about a puppy. Then my writing just continued…I wrote books all through elementary school and continued beyond. I finished my first draft of When Darkness Tries to Hide when I was 15 years old. I had read a lot of different books while growing up that had been about high school. When I entered high school I was completely shocked by what was going on around me! It was nothing like Sweet Valley High or the Babysitters Club. There was an abundance of backbiting, backstabbing, substance abuse, and kids just being mean to each other. I felt that there needed to be a realistic book series out there for kids to read so that they could be prepared for the social battles of high school. So, I wrote The Right Person, which is the first book in the Montgomery Lake High series. I fell in love with my characters, and the subject matters, so I decided to write a sequel (which is now When Darkness Tries to Hide). I have recently finished the 5th book in the series, and I plan to keep writing as long as I am able to!

Q: What should people know about When Darkness Tries to Hide?

A: The book picks up two months after where The Right Person left off. There is a terrible storm that brings destruction to the town and into the lives of some of the characters. One of the characters, Andy, gets injured and another character, Jason, feels responsible. (Although no one knows at first exactly why Jason feels that way.) The story follows many characters reactions to the accident, and how everyone comes together to help Andy. Jason is the central focus of the story, and the transformation he goes through as a result of feeling responsible for what happened to Andy. The main point of the story is the battle between light and darkness, and how people often do not realize they are living a dark life because everyone around them is living the same way, until a ray of light shines in and breaks through the darkness.

Q: Have any experiences from your own life affected the storyline of the book?

A: I have not written about anything that has happened to me exactly, but everything in the books is based on things I have witnessed teenagers go through, or emotional/social/physical/spiritual battles that I have fought in my life. The books are filled with lessons I have learned from my own experiences, but I have woven those lessons into the completely fictitious world of Montgomery Lake High. It is my hope that teens and pre-teens can learn from these lessons and not go through as much pain as I had to in order to learn them!

Q: What is it like waiting for each book to be published?

A: It is exciting!! My next book, which will be published apart from the series as a novel, is called Montgomery’s Masquerade: The Battle for Innocence. It is a prequel to the series that takes place when the main characters were in 7th grade. I just got it back from my editor, who is actually from Pearson Publishing, and I am excited to review her edits and send it along to my publisher, Strategic Book Group. They had read the rough copy earlier this month and accepted it. The whole process has many steps, and a lot of approvals that need to be signed off on. It is excited to see the internal layout of the book. I get to work with my publisher’s book designers to bring the book up to the vision that I have for it. This, along with approving the front and back cover designs, is a very exciting part of the process. I always get butterflies in my stomach when I open up the first printed copy of each book. The process can take anywhere from six months to a year, depending on many different circumstances. I enjoy being a part of the process. It is always a learning experience, and I find that very rewarding!

Q: Do you have a “life verse” that you have claimed?  If so what is it and why is that verse so meaningful to you?

A: Psalm 84:11 has significant meaning to me. It states that God withholds no good thing from those who walk uprightly. This verse is a reminder to me that anything that I pray for and do not receive is not really good for me, and that I only desire it because I have limited understanding of what is best for me. God knows what is best, and as long as I am walking with Him, He will not withhold anything good from me. So whenever God closes a door in my life, I recall Psalm 84:11 and find great comfort and peace within its promise.

Q: Who (or what) is your greatest encourager when you write and why?

A: I have a wonderful support system of family and friends who encourage me in my writing. What encourages me the most, though, is the world of Montgomery Lake High that exists within my mind. It is like God has put this world in my head, and these characters that are so real to me, and I write to express what is within me: a message of faith to reach out to the youth.

Q: Is there anything else that you would like your readers to know about you that would give us even more of a glimpse into your personality and passions?

A: “Passionate” would be the best word to describe me. When I’m into something, I’m into it with my whole heart. I love my life and think God has blessed me with the best friends, best dog, best job, and the best mother in the entire world. Writing is my favorite pastime. I have learned a lot about conquering fear this past year. The ocean moves me. I love North Carolina and feel like a part of my heart is there. I love to learn and figure out how things are connected. I see deeper meaning in everything. I believe love is the answer to life’s toughest questions. I have “songs” with the majority of my friends and hope the lyrics always mean something to me. My faith is in Jesus Christ, and I’m in love with Him. I have a strange fetish for football movies. I am an avid skier. I have a lot of hope and believe nothing is impossible with God.

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How to Participate:

1.      Purchase When Darkness Tries to Hide on Wednesday March 2nd at Amazon.com.

2.     Email your Amazon.com order# to: stacy.padula@montgomerylakehigh.com or fill out the form on http://montgomerylake.wordpress.com/book-launch/ to enter the complimentary drawing

3.     Your name will be entered into the drawing once for each book you purchase. Eligible purchases include both When Darkness Tries to Hide and The Right Person, in printed or Kindle editions.

AGAIN:

Thank you for your support of the ‘Montgomery Lake High’ book series by Stacy A. Padula.